Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Healing AND SPF 30!!
I am getting older (mid 50's) and have always had dry skin. This past year, it has become super dry, sensitive and the dry indoor heat during a Great Lakes winter has been brutal on my skin. The sensitivity was making it hard for me to find skincare products that worked and didn't make me feel like I needed to use a flame extinguisher(LOL the site won't let me use the word for flame!) on my face! I was in Ulta and saw this. The label says it uses ingredients that are time released. The deciding factor was the spf 30 sunscreen in it. When the snow melts, we will be out on our bikes again and I need sunscreen! Spf 30 is the minimum amount you should use and most creams are spf 20. Plus they feel funky on dry, sensitive skin.
How does it work? Well, it is different. Not greasy and not conventionally "emollient" but it does make my skin look and feel better. It is softer and more pliable. I am starting to get wrinkly/crepey eyelids and I carefully put this on and let it absorb before applying primer/eyeshadow (besides all over my face). It has really helped! I quit wearing foundation and use tinted moisturizer or a BB cream and a cream blush. Conventional creams are too slick for the makeup to stay on, but the CeraVe reduces the wrinkles, give me sunscreen and doesn't cause the makeup to slide right off. At night a put it on and put a more emollient nightcream (budget friendly) over it for extra oomph. In the last couple of weeks, I have had 2 people come up and say that I looked younger and thinner! I will take that all day long! I have bought every kind of moisturizer-expensive, products from "parties", department stores and even used to use creamy petroleum jelly on my face and nothing has ever worked. I have even noticed that I look better and I am usually very critical. I know this review is long, but if you have gone through what seems like every cream out there and end up giving it away like I have, you want honest, detailed opinions. I hope this helps!
Most Helpful Critical Review Unfortunate
I know that this nighttime moisturizer works, because it worked for me for two weeks. However, after that initial two weeks, I broke out in tiny pin sized pimples all over my face, it appears to be an irritant caused dermatitis, (the first of my life!) which is quite painful, not to mention unsightly.
Most people seem to have great results using this, but I want to let some people know that this can happen, so I suggest doing a patch test continuously for at least a week before using over your entire face.
Reviewed by 599 customers Fav!
Gardengirl from Milwaukee
I've tried a bunch of daily moisturizers, & they either make me break out, or make my makeup slide around. This 1 does neither, & i always go back to it.
LB from 44883
I have dry, flaky, sensitive skin. this has been the best, even compared to high end. not heavy, doesn't cause break outs.
Burns my face
Notafan from Oregon
Not much moisturizing but it always burns my face when I put it on
Beverly from Winter Springs
I have used this for several years and have not had any problems. I have super sensitive skin so I use this for daytime, too. I can't use anything with sunscreen.
rica lynn from Strasburg, Ohio
I've had skin cancer twice so I'm pretty picky what I put on my skin. I decided to switch to CeraVe products and I'm so glad I have!! My skin has never looked better! Love this lightweight nighttime moisturizer!!
Love this light moisturizer!
M from Kansas City
Such a great moisturizer. It is amazing for both AM and PM use. The niacinamide in it has absolutely changed my dry and acne-prone skin. Huge fan! Will be re-purchasing.
Came back to cerave
Lo from Santa Cruz, CA
Came back to cerave after using drunk elephant for a year... its perfect dor my 46 year old skin! I wear it in the AM
I love it!
nohelani from West Virginia
I love the consistency and how it just soaks into the skin! It moisturizes your skin without leaving you oily in the morning. Again, I love it and will continue using this, and I definitely recommend if you are looking for an inexpensive nighttime moisturizer!
Didn't last at all
Nina from PA
Applied after PM shower, before TV and bed. Skin was already oily in the 2 hours before bed.
if there was one thing i could take to mars it would be this
iya from TX
i usually cleanse my face, put serum, then this it's really easy
Sky from Arizona
If you have dry skin, this won't cut it for you. I have oily skin and I needed to apply double of what I normally would because it just didn't do all that I needed it to.
Love It And Use It Daily
Just Me from Midwest
Use it daily and have for years.
Tossing this out
NotAFan99 from Orlando, FL
I purchased this at the recommendation of my dermatologist. I thought since it was a reputable brand with simple ingredients it would be fine. I've been using this for almost an entire year now and I agree with what everyone is saying. This burns my face also! It always has! And I thought it was just my sensitive skin but I'm just tossing this out. This bottle lasts FOREVER much to my annoyance since I was trying to simply use it up to get my money's worth but it's literal garbage. It smells like chemicals which isn't what bothers me. What bugs me is I constantly have whiteheads/closed comedones even when using products clinically proven to work. I'm starting to think it is this product that I stopped using as of 2 weeks ago. My white heads are FINALLY going down and improving. It HAS to be this. Also I use high end pricey products and this was the only drugstore product I used on my face. It's very cheap for a reason. There are other affordable brands out there that have moisturizers that will not burn or sting your face. Choose something else please!
Love this product !!
Toni from Phoenixville
My skin is sooo soft and feel so hydrated. Seriously best face lotion for dry skin
Sydney from Kentucky
I typically love Cerave. I use their cleanser and AM moisturizer religiously. However, this product I would not recommend. It burns!! I saw a few other comments that said this as well. I will not purchase again! It does not make my face feel moisturized and instead burns my face.
Sarah from TX
I tried out this product, it did NOT go over well with my skin. Every time I used it, it started to sting after 3 minutes and my face would turn red :( It's hard to find products that won't irritate my very sensitive skin. This one did not do the job.
Jay from Harlem Irving park near the hip
It left my skin so soft it's amazing I love it 10/10 recommended for you it was really soft when I put it on my skin AMAZING ima keep buying it
Burned my face
AM from AL
I started using this and had no issues at first. I then developed rep flakey patches all over my face. Everytime I put it on it stings all over. I thought it was because I was using an AHA resurfacing mask a couple times a week, which I knows will dry your skin out, but I have concluded it was this moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin, please stay away from this. Now when I put makeup on it looks super flakey and dry. I'm going to be returning it for sure.
Don't buy into the hype
Ehhh from Alabama
I wanted to love this . My skin is super dry . This gave me bad cystic acne. After about 1 week after stopping and a trip to the Dermatologist my skin finally recovered.
I do love it
Ameyaa from Santa Clara
I do love this but I think the regular moisturizer works fine too. I don't think you NEED this but it definitely doesn't disappoint
Super soft and light
Jroe from Ohio
Very light not greasy. Goes on smooth
Great product for winter nighttime routine
Londyn from Washington, DC
Use this at night after my oils- really light and wake up looking moisturized
Tess from Lawrence
I'm def giving this a 5 star. I have used other moisturizers in the past and they have been either too heavy or too greasy. This formula is light and non greasy. It sinks into skin quick and it's very hydrating. Love keeping it in a beauty fridge to keep cool because it feels great when I apply it morning and night. Also I don't that just one pump does the job and so the bottle lasts a long time
Excellent for my sensitive skin
SaraT from Massachusetts
I am loooovvvvving this lotion, but I use it during the day and add a separate SPF. It has a wonderful, silky texture. I have spent ridiculous amounts of money on moisturizers and used some of the very trendy brands and this is by and large giving me more results. I use along with vitamin c and spf and my skin looks better than it has in months.
Hollie from Michigan
The whole CeraVe line used to be my holy grail. It's really unfortunate that they changed to a paraben free formula last year because whatever preservatives they use now smell very strongly of chemicals and burns my skin. This product used to be so hydrating and now it just dries my skin out. I stocked up on the old formula when I realized they changed but my last bottle ran out. I really wanted to give the new formula another try and the smell is just so putrid. What a horrible change and how sad they had to do that! Will be looking elsewhere.